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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fiat 500X in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh from the Fiat 500X backseat

Made it to Pittsburgh for the 2015 Fiat FreakOut earlier this week and decided to take a look at this historic city that has contributed much to the world. Pittsburgh was a pillar of the industrial revolution and the hub of America's steel production for nearly 100 years. During World War II, Pittsburgh produced more steel than Germany, Japan and Italy combined. The city also outproduced all the allied countries put together. There is a nearly countless list of innovative firsts developed in the city and by its residents. These include:

  • Alternating current is developed by Pittsburgh's Westinghouse Electric.
  • Pittsburgh's George Ferris invented the first Ferris Wheel.
  • Dr. Jonas Salk, of the University of Pittsburgh, developed the polio vaccine.
Home of numerous world’s firsts, including:
  • The first wire cable suspension aqueduct bridge.
  • The Western Hemispheres first successful petroleum refinery.
  • The world’s first motion picture theater.
  • The first gas station.
  • The first full-scale atomic-powered electric plant.
  • The first production of commercial aluminum.

Here are some random shots of Pittsburgh while we toured the city in our Fiat 500X.

Pittsburgh bridge

Pittsburgh is home of 446 bridges. The most of any city in the world.

Fiat 500X at Pittsburgh Doubletree

Arrived at the Doubletree Hilton, ready to unpack.

Fiat 500X Trunk


Fiat 500X concealed cargo area

Almost forget the concealed cargo area!

The Duquesne Incline

The Duquesne Incline on the way down.

View at top of the Duquesne Incline

Breathtaking view of Pittsburgh at the top of the Duquesne Incline.

Pittsburgh Industry

Pittsburgh was the steel capital of the world.

Pittsburgh Smog

Lots of pollution back then.

Pittsburgh 1936 Flood

Pittsburgh saw its share of floods.

Pittsburgh Architecture

Great architecture all over the city.

Pittsburgh Strip District

The 500X in the very cool Pittsburgh strip district.

Fiat 500X in Pittsburgh

Lots of cozy neighborhoods in Pittsburgh filled with shops, restaurants and theaters.

Senetor John Heinz History Center Sherman Tank

Senator John Heinz History Center is a must see. You will learn the fascinating history of Pittsburgh and all the surprising contributions the city has made to the world.

Source: Pittsburgh Firsts

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